When did you first hear this album, and what were your first impressions?
I was 18, in my second year of Art School and I think I heard a housemate listening to it just after it came out, so it was either 2001/2003. I don’t think I even borrowed it, I just went and bought it the next day. It just washed over me, I was immediately intrigued and excited by it.
It’s the very first Mogwai album I listened to and an album close to my heart. The band have had a huge influence on me and how I make my work. While I could have easily picked another Mogwai album I loved, if I had to pick one, emotionally, it made sense to go with the album I first experienced.
If you had to suggest one track from it, which would it be (and why?)
What is your favourite album cover?
Probably REM’s New Adventures In Hi-Fi. It’s weird, looking back at it now I can tell it definitely left a mark on my sense of composition.
What is your favourite cover version?
What is your own personal theme song?
Architecture In Helsinki’s Do The Whirlwind.
Cyril Pedrosa’s ‘Three Shadows’